To "easily confused", its called money and power. In my opinion, the special
interest group finances the candidate. The lobbyist (who works for the special
interest group) works to ensure the candidate is elected. The special interest
group and the lobbyist work with House and Senate leadership to ensure the
candidate stays in office. The candidate then becomes obligated to the special
interest group, the lobbyist, and House and Senate Leadership to support special
legislationand other laws that will ensure all their jobs will be secure.
Many of these new laws are passed on the last day of the session when people are
tired and don't have the time to read what is being voted on (hence, the
argument of too many bills). On the other hand, some of the good laws (ethics
reform, term limits, etc) are pushed aside by the "too many bills" and held up
in the Rules Committee to die a quiet death. Generally, if one isn't wealthy, or
have the support of a special interest group, or of a core group of legislators
in leadership, it may be hard to get elected. Just my opinion.
Just exactly how do these clowns keep getting re-elected? They screw up every
year. People complain to high heaven every year. Then every two years the same
idiots keep getting re-elected.What's wrong with this picture?
Hooray for John Florez! We the people are being held hostage by a small group of
right wing dictators who think they know best. Please, please vote them out.
"To keep government lean, flexible and responsive to current state needs" you
need to keep it small and local. We have too much government, especially at the
federal, state, and school district levels. We need to return governance to the
individual and the local city/town. Let's have the US Congress meet 45 days
every year. Let's have the Utah Legislature meet 30 days every other year.
Let's have a part-time governor. Let's abolish the state school board, the
state office of education, and local school districts, while empowering families
and cities to meet their own educational needs.Wait, that might make
government too lean, too flexibility, and too responsive to current needs. Oh
well, we can always hope, can't we?
Has anyone else noticed that all of Florez's op-eds sound the same? No data, no
analysis, no facts, just a lot of complaining about legislators and name
calling.I guess the News is thinking that since this approach works
for Rolly, it should work for Florez.